Lorraine, a self-proclaimed Jersey Girl, fell in love with the idea of poetry while poring over Bruce Springsteen's song lyrics a lifetime ago. She was drawn to the way the words fell through her thoughts, as if each line was resonating with her Jersey Shore spirit (no, not that Jersey Shore.) Lorraine is a founding member of the No River Twice, a poetry performance troupe and is grateful to have recently served as the Director of New and Emerging Poets with Tekpoet. She is the author of five books of poetry and her work has appeared in a wide variety of familiar publications and collections, as well as a small graffiti poster in New Zealand. Lorraine lives along the coast of Carolina where she is learning to relax her northern pace and savor the nuances of each tide (a work in progress.)
"Lorraine makes you more aware of your own life. Only a master poet can do this and Lorraine succeeds at it. "
~Elvis Alves, author of Blackfish
"Lins is the new docent of poetry – she has the talent to make her experience sound new."
~ Hal Sirowitz, Former Poet Laureate of Queens, NY
"These poems filled me with nostalgia, sometimes painful—but painful in a lovely way. If I were to cite my favorites here, the list would match the Table of Contents.”
~ Robin Stratton, author of: Of Zen and Men